I agree. Unfortunately the trend most games this year has been a slow start out of the gate, and we've played many 3:30 and 8:00pm games that have had slow starts. Don't expect a Noon game on the road to change that. We will either start hot, or not, and I don't think with this team it has anything to do with kickoff time (maybe more about the scripting of plays...).
I love that our footballs have the CFP playoff symbol on them. I'd love to know if the ball says CFP National Champion or something. I've got to think this isn't something that is on all team's footballs. Having trouble getting the screen-shot on here, but see the 1:53 mark.
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Never noticed this before, but absolutely love that Michael Thomas (looking weird in #83) does his shhhhh to the crowd. I know that's been his motto all year, but looks like that has been his thing for quite a while now.
Rumor has it that some stores (I still can't find out which ones) will have more shoes tomorrow. Buckeye Corner at Easton said they were getting them, but they had not received them yet and were not sure if they were getting them today (for release tomorrow morning). Really not sure, but the shoes are technically not released per the Nike website until October 16th (so not too sure how the stores sold them earlier, but I won't complain since I lucked into them).
Picked-up the Jacket yesterday at BuckeyeCorner (club membership at least saved a few bucks on it...), but it looks even better in person than in the pictures online. Think it may be my new favorite Buckeye gear (except for the Black Air Max's that I was able to pick-up from the Black Pack that came out for this weekend's game).
I spoke with Barnes and Noble on campus. They only received 140 pairs, and are already sold-out in pre-sale and not getting anymore. I've called every store in Columbus that I thought may have them, and not one of them even had a clue from Nike if they were going to get them. Not looking promising, but crazy to think Nike would only release 140 pairs...
Wait, I'm confused. Where is all the confetti in that hype video? I've been watching a ton of hype videos posted on this site, and they all seem to have a ton of confetti. Weird.
Per the seating chart provided by the Big10 to ticket renewers, East Division winners are on the sideline between Section 118 through Section 108. Students/band would be in 105/103.
I did TeamTix right when it started (way back for the ND-OSU Fiesta Bowl). It is great, highly recommended. Essentially like the stock market for sporting events. You can buy/sell the right to buy the face value tickets, so you can actually use it as a way to make money as well.
Does anyone have any info on the pre-sale for those who purchased tickets last year? I got my renewal from the Big10 this Saturday (7 days after the deadline to renew...), but I recall previous years there was a pre-sale for previous purchasers who were unable to renew. I'm not asking for the pre-sale password or code, but just wanted to know if anyone had received any information on it yet.
I do not think this wasn't anticipated by both sides for some time. Cowherd just moved to LA from Bristol, CT this past week as he discussed on his show last week, so hearing this news now I guess does not surprise me. Just hope Mike and Mike continues for a while, would be a shame to see them go.
I was in the market for about the same requirements you had. I ended up getting on Amazon a 60" (65 just didn't look to fit on the desired wall) Samsung (Samsung UN60JU6500 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)) for about $1,600. I've had Samsung's in the past, and they are absolutely in my opinion the best quality and picture for the price (Can't speak for their fridge's). 4K does not really mean much YET, but that is because most cables providers don't have 4K channels yet (DirectTV does I hear, and most others should by Jan 1, 2016 at the latest... not helpful for most of buckeye season). No need for 3D, its pretty worthless, so I avoided that. 4K picture looks absolutely stunning on streaming from the Smart TV, as Netflix and Hulu are in 4K. Have had this TV for about a month, and absolutely love it. Highly recommended.
Oregon's QB went 9-9 in the spring game and threw 3 TDs? I don't think that carries any weight in my mind to how good Oregon could be, since that just shows me that their defense still has a lot to be desired. Definitely do not anticipate seeing Oregon as a top 5 team next year, but hey, we're 4 months away, fun to discuss.
One BIG gap in his analysis of the Buckeyes in this way-to-early poll is that while he mentions Zeke and the QBs on offense, he neglects to mention how dominant the offensive line was (and should be) which allowed the QBs and Zeke to thrive. I am a lineman at heart, so I am always peeved when writers/analysts do not give due credit to the slobs.
Anyone have any updates from Russell? I recall he was planning on sitting down with his family and discussing this weekend, but still not a word with the April 26th deadline approaching. I'm not getting my hopes up that he will stay (can't blame the kid for leaving at all), but the delay is quite odd in my opinion especially given almost all other top-tier underclassmen announced relatively quickly after their season ended. Best of luck to him either way, but I personally want to know!
I wonder what level of consultation there would be, and consideration given, if OSU was #1 and Baylor or TCU were #4. Would seem to be quite the disadvantage to the #1 seed to make them play in Dallas against a Texas school, but maybe CFP does not really have a mechanism in place and it really is the distance from the school. Seems like some more thought should go into that if they are locating top seeds to give them the preferred (typically closer) venue.
Seems like he is in perfect physical condition to go play QB for Michigan
I think the most concerning aspect of the rule changes is making a player come off the field (or a team burn a time-out) for an "illegal equipment issue", which includes a jersey tucked under the shoulder pads and writing on eye black. Personally, if this rule is passed, I will truly believe it is the dumbest rule ever, and forever refer to it as the Zeke Rule, since I don't care about any other current player that may tuck their jersey.
Exact description of the proposal from the NCAA is below:
"Officials are to treat illegal equipment issues – such as jerseys tucked under the shoulder pads and writing on eye black – by making the player leave the field for one play."
I bet his "source" was Chris Broussard
I sent the link to a bunch of friends looking to get down there for the game with reasonably priced tickets. Already know 10 people who bought tickets through Oregon's allotment. Man I hope we completely take-over the stadium.